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Way We Were: SAFFELL STUDENTS SWEEP KET COMPETITION

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50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Feb. 20, 1964
Anderson County School Superintendent Andrew Bird caught a 4 1/4 pound white bass in April 1963 at Herrington Lake. Believing it to be noteworth, he sent the information to a contest in a sport’s magazine.
Sure enough in the latest edition of Field and Stream his name appears as wining in the Fresh Water Open Division No. 2, with an 8-pound test line and with the use of a live minnow as bait. The contest was open to fishermen in the United States and Canada.

Mrs. Tom Renfro slipped on ice at the back of her house and fractured her right shoulder. She would be confined to her home for a month.

Willard Gillis was appointed by the President of the United States to serve as a member of Selective Service Local Board No. 122 at P.O. Buildings in Lawrenceburg.
The new appointee was well known in Anderson County and was employed as Director of Pupil Personnel at the Anderson County School System. The other members of the local board were Keith R. Allen, Robert Curtis Baxter, Joseph B. Beard, III, William C. Spencer Jr., Ben R. Bond (appeal agent) and George Gilbert Jr. as the medical advisor. The local board clerk was Sue B. Cloyd.
Each boy becoming 18 years of age and living in Anderson County was to visit the local board and register within five days after reaching his 18th birthday. The clerk at that time would inform him of his obligation under the selective service law.

Frank Peyton was improving after being confined to his home for several days with a kidney infection.

Rayma Frazier fell on the stairs at her home Thursday morning and had been confined to her home for several days with an injured foot.

Robert Hudnall’s car, stolen last Sunday night from the intersection of Highway 53 and 62 where it was parked, was found Tuesday in Conway, Ark., according to Trooper Leslie Higgins.

Deaths
William Shivery Morton, 67, died after a long illness. Survivors included his wife, Kathleen Morton, an aunt, Lena Roach and five nephews, Arthur Lee McKee, Will Eddie McKee, Johnny Wally McKee, Harry B. McKee, Charles Thomas McKee, and four nieces, Ora Lee Carter, Gladys Boler, Mary Alma Fleet and Fannie Bell Parker.
Nora Ransdell, 73, wife of Albert Ransdell, died at the Bardstown hospital. A resident of Louisville, she had been the postmistress at Salvisa for 33 years before retiring in 1955. Besides her husband, survivors include a son, James S. Ransdell and grandson, James A. Ransdell.
Rufus Hayes Baker, 86, died after a long illness. A Washington County native, survivors included his wife, Annie Lee Harley Baker, three stepdaughters, Mrs. John Springate, Mrs. Hansel Perone, Mrs. L.Z. Stratton; three stepsons, Wilbur Peach, Goodloe Peach and Homer Peach.
Homer Drury died at his home in Louisville. Survivors included his wife, Annabell Bowen Drury, a daughter Betty Jackson, his mother, Victoria Drury and two grandchildren.

30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Feb. 23, 1984
The first place award of $15 went to four third graders in Ramona Simpson’s class at Saffell Street School for the best KET poster.
They were: Donnie Norman, Jason Whitten, Christopher Hobbs and Ted Burgin.
Students in Holly Stratton’s third grade class at Saffell Street School won second place in the contest. It was unique that all the winners in the contest attended Saffell. Undecided on what to do with their $10 winnings were Gabe Morrow, Jennifer Drake, Stephanie McDonald, Sandy Corn, Tiffany Gash, Tamara Barriger and David Puckett.
Keith Sadler and Shawn Hutton were third place winners in the contest. They were in Wanda Fulkerson’s third grad class at Saffell Street and received $5 for their efforts.

Army 1st Lt. David W. Yeager, son of retired Army Col. Robert E. and Kathryn R. Yeager was decorated with the bronze star medal at Fort Bragg, N.C. The bronze star medal is awarded to individuals for meritorious achievement or service during armed conflict.
Yeager was a support platoon leader with the 82nd Airborne Division.

Deaths
Kathryn McWilliams Adams, 75, died after a short illness. She was one of the best loved of the “older teachers” of Anderson County, having taught second grade for many years at Lawrenceburg City School and Saffell. Survivors included a son, the Rev. Eddie Adams, two grandchildren and a nephew, George McWilliams Jr.
Evelyn Peach Sampson, 59, died at a Louisville hospital. Survivors included her husband, Arvin Sampson, two daughters, Brenda Murphy, Cherie Laslie, and a son, Doyle Sparrow.
Sarah Denise Ritchey, 13-month-old daughter of Edgar Thomas and Susan Caldwell Ritchey died at her home of pneumonia.

15 YEARS AGO
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999
Anderson County Coroner Brian Ritchie appointed Chris Fugate deputy coroner.

Three couples were wed 60 years. They were Henry and Jenny Thurman, Cecil and Pauline Thurman and Wilbert and Henrietta Sparrow.

Renita Hudson, daughter of Linda Hudson, was accepted as a state finalist in the Miss Kentucky American Jr. Teen Pageant. Winners in each division of the contest were to receive $500, a crown, banner and travel expenses to the national contest in Florida.

Deaths
Jerry Lewis Aldridge, 46, Frankfort, died at his home after a long illness. He was a self-employed builder and member of Alton Baptist Church. Survivors included his wife, Bonnie Gail Stewart Aldridge, a son, Justin Ray Lewis Aldridge, and a daughter, Jeri Lynn Aldridge Hatchell.
Lucille Warford Brown, 70, died at the Frankfort hospital. She was the widow of William A. Brown and the daughter of the late Lester and Nancy Murphy Warford. Survivors included two daughters, Linda Snipes and Billie Lu Hicks, and a son, John Brown.
George Ann Carmickle, 58, died at her residence. She was a 1958 graduate of Anderson High School and a former nurses aid at Frankfort Regional. Survivors included her husband, William Thomas Carmickle, and two sons, Charles B. and Doug Carmickle.
Dorotha Lula Williamson Cheak, 86, died at a Shelby County health care center. She was the widow of Charley Preston Cheak and a homemaker. Survivor included four daughters, Phyllis Noftsger, Lois Podgursky, Bonnie Kinkade, Connie Cheak, three sons, Lloyd and Wayne Cheak and Richard Atwell.
William F. “Billy” Grigsby, 55, died at his residence in Louisville. He was a retired employee of General Electric in Louisville and former Member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Washington County. Survivors included a son, William Scott Grigsby, stepmother, Jean Ross Grigsby, three sisters and four brothers.
Celta Smith Agee Huff, 87, Clay Lick Road, died at her home. She was a homemaker. Survivors included five sons, John Gilbert Agee Jr., Clarence Ray Agee, J.B. Agee, Larry W. Agee, Darrell Agee, and a daughter Patsy Shouse.
Anna Louise Higgins Davis Pennington, 80, Tennessee died in Lawrenceburg. She was a retired housekeeper for the St. Anthony Hospital. Survivors included two sons, Bud and Mike Davis, Norma Johnson, Joyce Crady, Pat Harris Henderson, and Beverly Neighbors.
Rose Cole Stratton, 74, widow of S.O. “June” Stratton, died at her residence. She was a former employee of Kraft Foods. Survivors included five sisters, Pearl Leathers, Pauline Shields, Maxine Broughton, five brothers, Jesse Allen, Kenneth, Jack, Franklin and Rollin Cole.
James Dillard Norton, 81, died at his Shelbyville residence. He was a retired mechanic. Survivors included his wife, Louise Norton, three sons, James Gary Norton Darrell Dean Norton and Michael Wayne Norton; five daughters Wanda Murphy, Rita Norton, Jeanette Waldridge, Phyllis Nall and Lisa Riggins.
Anna Perry Brown, 87, died at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. She was the widow of Will Brown. Survivors included a son, Stewart Brown and four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.